At a time when healthcare institutions need and should be hiring more APRNs, turf battles, nurse practitioner shortages, and state laws are stubbornly standing in the way. >>>
A searchable online database of federal safety rule violations at U.S. hospitals has been launched by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. It is available to healthcare providers, payers, and patients. >>>
The tactics for caring for cardiology patients are changing. Care partners, often practicing in the community and not in the hospital, are playing pivotal roles in expanding the patient referral base in new ways. >>>
Not only does Clostridium difficile infection kill 14,000 patients a year in the U.S. while racking up costs of roughly $1 billion, but providers are all over the map in their attempts to stop it. >>>
The first step toward curbing hospital readmissions is to identify, upon admission, patients who might be at risk for congestive heart failure, diabetes, or pneumonia. >>>
The president of Partners Healthcare and a Harvard University economist contend that primary care in the U.S. needs to be restructured to improve physician business practices and provide more value for patients. >>>
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